Europe of the Empires: The Arts of the Nineteenth Century

23 September – 21 October 2015
13 January – 10 February 2016

18thC Age of Reason, Europe 1780-1850, 19thC Queen Victoria, Europe 1850-1914.

From the collapse of the ‘Ancien Regime’ and the ravages of a 25 year war, the “Long 19th Century” took us to the outbreak of a very different war in 1914, in a very different world. This course examines the expression of change in the arts – from Goya in Spain, Blake in England and the Impressionists in France. As Empires expanded we will look at the impact of trade and new materials and of new and exotic influences on artists from Delacroix to Picasso.